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The AG95QA is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was initially produced in China, but production in Indonesia began almost immediately and Chinese production was halted in mid 2018.

The AG95QA features a mid-sized, full-hollow body design with a laminated quilted ash top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on quilted ash back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with cream binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge on a laurel base, a trapeze tailpiece, a plastic nut, a matching quilted ash pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2019 the mahogany and maple neck was replaced with nyatoh and maple. For 2020 the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AG95QAL is a left-handed version. The AG85 is related model with a linden body, opaque finish and different pickups. The AF95FM is a related model with a slightly larger body constructed of flamed maple.

Specifications

Specifications for AG95QA
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2018) / Indonesia (2019–2020)
Finish(es): Dark Brown Sunburst (DBS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 480mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Quilted ash (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Quilted ash (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2018–2019: ART-1 on a laurel base
2020: Gibraltar Performer (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT06
Pickguard:
Quilted ash w/ ivory binding
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AG Expressionist
Neck material:
2018: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2019–2020: 3-piece nyatoh/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

Sources

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